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Feel no further enlightened after reading it
on 31 March 2014
After seeing the many rave reviews for this book, I had high expectations for it. Unfortunately for me, it didn't deliver. The book is full of individual stories of people changing careers, but it doesn't fulfill two purposes. Firstly, it didn't help me impartially appraise myself as to what would be my ideal career. Secondly, it doesn't address the increasingly tough job market, where supply far exceeds demand, so it doesn't address the issue of being realistic about the prospects of any career change.
Personally, I have found other sources more enlightening, for example Dr Marty Nemko, particularly from a male perspective. Attending career fairs are also useful. There is so much nonsense on the web about career fairs. Personally, I think they are useful in finding out what companies actually want, not to tout yourselves and dish out CV's, but to use that knowledge to seek opportunities outside of the careers fairs and understanding how opportunities vary in different parts of the country.